An even easier method of installing a full working Perl system under Windows is now available: CamelPack
. It downloads and installs ActivePerl, Dev-C++ and nmake to provide a Perl environment that is compatible with CPAN (as well as ActiveState's PPM). Here's all you have to do:
- Download the setup.exe, and then run it.
- For the Dev-C++ pack, you can just install the "MinGW compiler system" option if you don't want the full IDE.
- Then run cpan to get it configured.
Remember: There's always one more bug.